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Luxury vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl planks

Luxury Vinyl Tiles (stone styles) and Luxury Vinyl Planks (Wood styles) are taking over the Flooring industry because of their durability, price point, and realism. They have taken a huge share of the carpet market because for a little more you can a longer-term solution. They have rendered ...
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Subfloor prep

Leveling is one of the HARDEST parts of my job. It is impossible to know what the cost is going to be on any given job, and I cannot tell you until we are hired and my installer has demolished the existing floor and has a level on your subfloor. My best advice: choose a company you trust and take ...
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All natural wood stains

Wool is a durable, NO VOC, easy-to-wash carpet option. Most commonly they sort the sheep and sell all natural colors, hence, no powder blue:Even though synthetic dyes are safe, non-toxic, and have virtually no negative impact on the environment, there are people who want to be as environmentally ...
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Truths and myths of "Eco-Friiendly Flooring"

Just choosing hardwood is a more environmentally friendly flooring option! Carpets are usually more short term and end up in the landfills every few years. That is why there is now CA Carpet Stewardship Fee on every new carpet purchased, you are paying for the space your old carpet is now taking in ...
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Hickory Flooring

Hickory is a beautiful American Species. The price range is $4sf to $10sf and is offered by many different manufacturers. You can get it smooth, hand-scraped or wire-bushed (to accentuate the grain). The grain looks a lot like oak. It is naturally a blond floor with brown grain and can have a large ...
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Floating vs. glue

Floating, Nail or Glue…Which one should I do??There are three ways to install a hardwood floor, float it, nail it, or glue it. Here are some guidelines to choose what is best for your situation. Do you have a raised foundation? If the answer is no- you cant nail. Floating is glueing (or some ...
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Company's coming?? Last minute flooring installs

We can get 70% of the flooring in our showroom in 24 hours! Depends on the brand, if it is locally distributed, if there is stock, and what time we place the order!If you have existing hardwood there is a great chance we can help you figure out that room addition you have been thinking about. If ...
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Color variation

Naturally colored floors have variations from board to board. This is beautiful and makes it look like real wood. We are referring to woods that are colored this way straight out of the ground with no stain. Each species of wood has different grain; that is where you get to choose your grain and ...
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What does "hardness" refer to in wood flooring?

“Hardness” of wood is referring to density, and we measure that in hardwood flooring on the JANKA Hardness scale. This is PSI (pounds per square inch) pressure. We use Red Oak (1290 PSI) as a baseline standard of “hard enough”. Hard enough to be functional and to not easily dent in normal household ...
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Should I go with the builder or my own flooring company?

Builders usually have limited options and hefty price tags. Builders usually feature a few floors (they are usually common floors that I also carry at a lower price) that streamline the choices for homeowners trying to customize their new build in a new community. While there is a convenience to ...
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Best deal or best price?

Why is there such a broad range of prices on hardwood flooring? And how do I decide if I’m really getting a good deal, when they can range all the way from $2.00 to $20.00 per square foot?Hardwood flooring manufacturers have different goals in mind when they set out to produce a product. Some ...
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